Tag Archive: Helio Castroneves

Dec 05

December test at Daytona to provide first glimpse of 2018 season

December test is not open to the public

The symphony of sports car sounds once again will be heard over the next two days at Daytona International Speedway with a two-day test including the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 02

Newgarden among INDYCAR drivers named for Race Of Champions

Montoya is excited to return to defend his championship

2018 Race Of Champions driversReigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden will compete for the first time in the Race Of Champions, joining fellow INDYCAR drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya in the prestigious all-star event set for Feb. 2-3 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 03

All-Star Appeal: Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves preparing for 56th Rolex 24 at Daytona in Two-Day Test

Former Indianapolis 500 Champions Part of New Team Penske Sports Car Lineup

Acura on trackMontoya Aiming for 4th Rolex 24 At Daytona Championship. The inherent all-star flavor of the Rolex 24 At Daytona has become a tradition, one that will be especially well-served on Jan. 27-28 at the 56th running of the sports car endurance classic at Daytona International Speedway.

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Oct 12

Ricky Taylor, Graham Rahal & Simon Pagenaud complete Acura Team Penske IMSA lineup

Taylor will team up with Helio Castroneves in one of the team’s two full-time entries

Acura Team Penske completed its full-time sports car driver lineup, as the organization announced that recently-crowned IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will race in the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program beginning in 2018.

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Sep 29

One day after the official entry list was unveiled for the 20th Anniversary Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, an additional entry came in and it’s a big one

Motul Petit Le Mans Field Expands to Include Team Penske Prototype for Montoya, Castroneves, Pagenaud

Team Penske is bringing an ORECA LM P2 machine for a trio of IndyCar superstars: Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud. Between the three of them, they own five Indianapolis 500 victories and two IndyCar championships. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

After another title near-miss, Castroneves awaits INDYCAR fate

“One thing I know,” the Team Penske driver said of his uncertain future, “I’ll be driving. I’ll be driving next year, for sure.”

Helio CastronevesSitting in the shadows on Sonoma Raceway’s pit lane wall after Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Helio Castroneves assured that the sun has not yet set on his racing career after the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Gateway’s smooth new surface has drivers itching to race

If early impressions prove correct, Gateway Motorsports Park is ready for a grand return to the Verizon IndyCar Series

Helio CastronevesEight drivers, one representing each of the eight fulltime entrants currently racing in the series, tested at the 1.25-mile oval, which underwent a complete repave this summer.

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Jul 10

Castroneves ends victory drought, climbs fence at Iowa

The victory drought is finally over for Helio Castroneves

Helio CastronevesNow his chase toward a first Verizon IndyCar Series championship is in high gear. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner ended a three-year, 54-race streak without a win by taking the checkered flag today in the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway.

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Jun 03

Castroneves, Rahal trade top spot in Belle Isle practices

Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit presented by Lear

Helio CastronevesIt has been three years since Helio Castroneves visited victory lane in the Verizon IndyCar Series, but the Brazilian veteran looks to be a contender for victory after a strong practice day at the Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit presented by Lear. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 26

Castroneves paces Miller Lite Carb Day practice in final Indy 500 tune-up

Followed by Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan

2017-05-28-2493It has been eight years since Helio Castroneves claimed victory at the Indianapolis 500, but the Brazilian made his case for a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 win by setting the fastest lap of Miller Lite Carb Day practice today in final preparations for Sunday’s 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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May 03

Daly sets pace in valuable series open test at Gateway Motorsports Park

Daly said the egg-shaped oval drives more like a road course, which is fine with him

Conor DalyVerizon IndyCar Series open test at Gateway Motorsports Park provided a glowing example of what happens when INDYCAR, its teams, drivers and a racetrack work together for the good of all. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

Castroneves sentimental on return to Gateway for open test

Helio Castroneves is one driver who holds very special memories for the track

Helio CastronevesThe Verizon IndyCar Series prepares for its anticipated return to Gateway Motorsports Park in August with an open test for full-season entries Tuesday at the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Illinois. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 28

Indycar community celebrates legends Castroneves, Kanaan

“The best thing is not many people can say we can do this 20 years, something that we love, and still be very good at it”

Tony Kanaan and Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan stood in between their race cars outside Heard Museum, enjoying a moment in the shiny desert twilight, the decibels of upbeat banter between Brazilian buddies demanding laughter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Montoya gets right back up to speed at Barber open test

“I feel like I drove the car yesterday” – Montoya

Juan Pablo MontoyaJuan Pablo Montoya stepped out of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet, took off his helmet, smiled and shrugged as if to say, “Eh, no big deal.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Castroneves welcomes addition of Newgarden to Team Penske lineup

Helio Castroneves has witnessed it all at Team Penske throughout his 17-year tenure with the top-notch organization

Helio CastronevesBut the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner thinks nothing may match what is on the horizon for him in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

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Oct 06

Newgarden achieves ‘American dream’ of driving for Team Penske

Josef Newgarden described joining Team Penske as being the “American dream.”

Josef NewgardenThe greatest team in Indy car racing history officially announced that Newgarden, the 25-year-old from Tennessee, would replace Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet in 2017. Team president Tim Cindric also confirmed three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves would return next season to fill out the team’s four-car roster. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Castroneves leads Penske sweep of top 3 in Sonoma practice

Helio Castroneves led both practice sessions

Helio CastronevesThe Verizon IndyCar championship battle rages to its climax this weekend at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma with two Team Penske drivers vying for the title, but it was a third Penske pilot stealing the spotlight on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 21

Castroneves atop speed chart in final ABC Supply 500 practice

The driver of the No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet set fast lap

Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves came up short of capturing his second consecutive Pocono Raceway pole earlier in the day, but the Team Penske driver proved his pace in final practice for the ABC Supply 500. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 30

Indy cars are racing on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the 32nd time with this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Mid-Ohio notebook: Even veterans struggle to get handle on track

Will PowerIt is one of the favorite circuits for the drivers but can also be one of the trickiest, even to successful Team Penske veterans Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 17

Power wins Honda Indy Toronto to continue charge

It also moved Power into second in the 2016 championship

2016-07-15_022 It was never a certainty for Team Penske’s Will Power, but speed, strategy and a nail-biting one-lap dash at the Honda Indy Toronto culminated in the Australian scoring his third win of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season – all in the past four races – and climbing one step higher on the all-time win list.

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